Situated in Richmond upon thames on the cusp of London, Barnes is known for its idyllic Thames-side views, historical 18th & 19th century architecture and welcoming village atmosphere with a beautiful pond at its centre. It hosts an array of fabulous restaurants, boutiques, local grocers, delis and more. Although quaint, there is a surprising amount of cultural activity in Barnes. As a highly sought-after place to live, it is home to politicians, actors and high-profile broadcasters too. One of London’s most famous music studios, the famous Olympic Sound Studios is located in Barnes. Between 1966 and 2009, several artists recorded tracks at the studios, including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, and The Arctic Monkeys. You can expect to see several open-air markets each month as well as jazz concerts almost weekly, annual book festivals and a renowned annual summer fair in this gem of a town.
Family owned since 1983, Barnes Pantry is a local go to for great local produce, daily fresh bread, artisan products, organic brands and more. Their newly redesigned store also offers a vegan range, seasonal fruit and veg as well as craft beer and wine. Their commitment to great customer service and sheer variety of foodie delights will ensure a pleasant shopping experience.
We are Predominantly a men’s wear store that houses a carefully curated women’s collection. Owner Nikki has been in love with fashion for too many years to mention. Everything you see in store has been chosen by Nikki. “Pride in what I do is paramount for a strong foundation, it’s my everything. I believe for every look there is a season, and for every season a strategy”, says Nikki.
www.editor37ltd.com | 020 8741 3737 | @editor37ltd
Launched in Queens Park, Iris is an independent boutique stocking a selection of the best contemporary brands and their own by IRIS collection. IRIS has been a go-to fashion destination for over 17 years, with brands such as Isabel Marant, Ganni, American Vintage, Bellerose and more – the collections offer chic, laid-back wardrobe solutions in easy to wear styles. In 2021 IRIS has three stores in the beautiful London village locations of Barnes, Hampstead and on the Northcote Rd in Battersea, plus a website all offering the distinctive bohemian style they are known for.
www.irisfashion.co.uk | 020 8741 0816 | @irisfashion
Engrain Zero Waste
Engrain is a beautiful zero waste store stocking an array of quality produce, organic where possible, with plenty of goodies to choose from and new products being added regularly such as nut butter and an oat milk machine onsite. Offering brilliant customer service, the staff are very friendly and helpful. A highly recommended spot to check out for a fun and plastic free shopping experience.
0744 4068110 | @engrain_uk
Riverside Gallery & Framing
We offer some of the best contemporary art outside major galleries in London, by established artists and rising stars. We specialise in local scenes and have a selection available throughout the year. With over 30 years’ experience we also offer professional, bespoke framing services and we can also advise on picture hanging and offer painting valuations. Free parking after midday.
www.riversidegallery.co.uk | 020 8878 0040 | @riversidegallerybarnes
Two Peas in a Pod
The local, indie greengrocer is sadly a dying breed but not on Church Road. Aside from the freshest in season veggies, the owner Malcolm also provides a range of fresh herbs, wild mushrooms, exotic fruits and a brilliant range of cookery staples like artisan pasta, spices and anything you care to order if it’s particularly exotic. Personal service and a great atmosphere make for great shopping.
FB Two Peas in a Pod | 020 8748 0232 | Barnes@twopeasinapod.barnes
Making Waves Salon
Making Waves has recently seen a refurbishment and re-opened under new ownership and is now ready to welcome clients in a new look and style.The new Making Waves salon prides itself in offering traditional hair salon services with highlights, colours, cuts and high-quality hair styling products, however it is preparing to become the ‘One Stop Shop’ for nails, massage and beauty treatments for the whole family. With its own relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, Making Waves aims to create a very special and personalized beauty and treatment experience – which takes into account each individual client’s expectations and hair & beauty needs. Envision the extra mile from the new Making Waves team, and premium service and quality at good value.Try the new team out, and book your place now.
www.makingwaveslondon.co.uk | 02087485654
Housed in the legendary home of the eponymous Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, SW13, Olympic Studios is an independent Cinema as well as a Café, and Dining Room which is a friendly, welcoming neighbourhood restaurant, open to all. Serving delicious breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, seven days a week. The cinema is London’s premier Dolby Atmos surround sound cinema. Screening the latest releases along with classic cinema across two screens and Members’ Screening Room all with comfy, reclining seats. Prefer something more private? They also have a member’s club on the first floor for which membership is currently waitlisted.
www.olympiccinema.co.uk | @olympicstudios | 020 8912 5161 |
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